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Blackfriars barge launches 'super sewer' construction

A meticulous maritime operation on the Thames has signalled the start of construction work for the £4.2 billion Thames Tideway Tunnel. Read more

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Water industry complaints – CCWater tells worst performers to close the gap

Customer complaints – CCWater says the gap between the industry’s best and worst performers remains unacceptable. Read more

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New approach to grit removal could be key to TOTEX goals in AMP6

A radical change of approach to grit removal in wastewater treatment plants is being introduced to the UK for the first time. Read more

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Milford Haven STW - A Wastewater Case Study

Huber Technology recently completed the installation of new escalator inlet screens and screenings handling plant for Welsh Water (DCWW) at Milford Haven STW. Read more

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Five times more heavy rainfall and storm surges predicted, says Yorkshire Water

Yorkshire Water has published a climate change report that highlights how extreme rainfall and storm surges are likely to increase across the region Read more

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United Utilities has gone out to tender with a main works contract at its Ellesmere Port  wastewater treatment works worth an estimated £35 million.

Green Highland Renewables is about to start work on a significant new hydro scheme at Loch Eilde Mor, in the hills above Kinlochleven.

The Environment Agency is carrying out work to remove blockages and silt from culverts in a £475,000 project to reduce the risk of flooding to around 1,000 homes in the North East.

South East Water has invested £133,000 in new leak detection technology - the water company spends £13 million everying year on identifying and repairing leaks.

Scottish Water - Yoker Tunnel Boring MachineScottish Water is making good progress with the construction of a half mile-long sewer tunnel beneath the streets of the Yoker area of Glasgow as part of a £7 million project to help improve the water quality and natural environment of the River Clyde and tackle flooding issues.

Utility company, Tideway, together with its delivery partners who are building the Thames Tideway Tunnel, are offering a range of paid-for internships requiring skills from finance to construction.

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  • Protecting your assets via upstream protection

    shutterstock 290776097For water service companies, ensuring that wastewater treatment works are fully operational is a key aim and one that can be severely disrupted if vital assets are damaged by debris. Finding that a fine screen or pump has been wrecked by debris from storms or inconsiderately dumped, is one of the worst scenarios.

  • Huber Technology completes Meadowhead STW inlet works upgrade

    MEADOWHEAD CASE STUDY IMAGE 2Huber Technology has completed the upgrade of the inlet works at Meadowhead STW.

  • Research opportunity on planning to manage future risks to London’s water supply

    The Environmental Change Institute in the University of Oxford is offering a DPhil Studentship opportunity to undertake research into adaptive water resources planning to manage future risks to London’s water supply.

  • Jacopa Sets the Scraper Standard

    1175J Scraper RefurbWastewater treatment systems and services experts Jacopa have completely re-assessed and re-engineered their highly-regarded Copa circular tank rotary scraper range to produce an asset that retains a high quality of construction and reliability at a competitive price.

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    The results have found that water companies are outperforming energy companies when it comes to public perception and are in a far healthier position in terms of their reputation than other utility providers.

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